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Cross Country Roundup: Braves sweep titles

September 9, 2012
By The Leader-Herald ( , The Leader Herald

VOORHEESVILLE - Jamie Kasza won the girls' race in 20:16 as Fonda-Fultonville swept the boys and girls cross-country races at the Blackbird Invitational on Saturday at Wallace Park.

The boys' team won the event with 68 points and the girls had the girls had 48 points.

Mayfield's Tom McClellan won the boys' race with a time of 16:43. Overall, the Panthers finished 10th with 203 points and Canajoharie-Fort Plain was 12th with 296 points.

In the boys' race, Fonda-Fultonville's Matthew Hoffman was third in 17:06 and Tyler Angioli was fifth in 17:47. Jimmy Westman was eighth in 18:10.

Other local finishers include: Fonda-Fultonville's Omijah Piening (22nd) and Hunter Dalton (31st), Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Austin Van Avery (34th), Mayfield's Ryan Bumpus (51st), Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Travis Herringshaw (53rd), Fonda-Fultonville's Jacob Shave (56th), Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Lucas Steenburg (58th), Mayfield's Brent Gray (65th), Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Zephran Vosburgh (77th), Josh Cechnicki (82nd), Alex Decker (84th) and Gene Ryan (85th), and Mayfield's Tom Steele (86th).

In the girls' race, Fonda-Fultonville's Kimberly Geniti was third in 21:52 and Samantha Phelps was fifth in 22:14.

Other local finishers include: Fonda-Fultonville's Katie Wisniewski (24th) and Carly Littlejohn (26th), Mayfield's Lidija Nikollaj (29th) and Sarah Montgomery (30th), Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Abby Boyer (25:54, Mayfield's Allie Miller (40th), Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Alexis Kane (48th) and Canajoharie-Fort Plain's Catie Corrigan (58th).

Guilderland Invitational

Broadalbin-Perth's Greg Bogdan finished fourth with a time of 15:15.04 in the varsity small-school race, leading the Patriots to an eighth-place finish with 201 points. Johnstown was 11th with 231 points. Maple Hill won the overall title with 85 points.

Other area finishers include: Johnstown's Daeshan Buseck (26th) and Tyler Askew (36th), Broadalbin-Perth's Nicolai Murphy (37th), Johnstown's Cameron Roten (41st), Broadalbin-Perth's Alex Hitrick (45th) and Martin Hutner (50th), Johnstown's Aaron Alvarez (56th), Broadalbin-Perth's Henry Caughey (65th) and Johnstown's Seth Clark (72nd).

Gloversville's John Knox was sixth in the large-school race with a time of 14:25, leading the Huskies to an eighth-place finish with 180 points. Collegiate won the event with 54 points. Gloversville's Alex Gifford was 15th with a time of 15:24.09.

Other Gloversville finishers include: Hunter Marshall (40th), Jakey Hayes (59th), Phil Meher (60th), Matt Rivera (73rd) and Justin Unislawski (77th).

The Huskies finished sixth in the girls' large-school race with 150 points. Guilderland won the event with 31 points.

Gloversville finishers include: Brittany Craven (22nd), Morgan Rienhardt (32nd), Sara Ambrosino (33rd), Alicia Anich (38th), Haley Schuyler (39th) and Cassandra Ryan (44th).

Broadalbin-Perth finished sixth in the girls' small-school race with 147 points. Hopkinton (Mass.) won the event with 47 points.

Area finishers include: Broadalbin-Perth's Coreena Monroe (25th) and Mackenzie Ottati (27th), Johnstown's Emily Fettinger (38th), Broadalbin-Perth's Montana Smith (51st and Christa Decker (53rd), Johnstown's Skylar Swatt (59th), Broadalbin-Perth's Renee Bellinger (72nd) and Johnstown's Cheyenne Dacorsi (74th).

Niskayuna Relays

The Amsterdam boys' and girls' teams both had their best runners finish seventh at the Niskayuna Relays. Holy Names' B-team won the girls' title and the Colonie A-team won the boys' title.

In the girls' race, the team of Illenis Quinones, Deb Johnson and Kelly Paris were seventh in 31:43.7,

The boys' team had four teams in the event.

Matt Raponi, Ian Alejandro and Nick Raponi were seventh in 26:24.4; Brett Flint, Teddy Picciocca and Josh Turo were 17th in 28:32.3; Alex Stewart, Jon Knack and David Graveley were 23rd in 30:41.6; and Pablo Almodovar, Reyers Brusoe and Jose Perez were 24th in 31:21.4.



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